People, may 13, 1957

Names make news. Last week these names made this news:

The 15-acre estate with 23-room mansion on Campobello Island, off Canada's New Brunswick coast, long the summer home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, was put up for sale in national magazine ads. Price: "$50,000 with original furnishings; $75,000 with Hyde Park items." Among the Rooseveltiana: "Museum-caliber collector's items [such as] F.D.R.'s Cabinet meeting chair, childhood drawings." Biggest inducement to a commercial-minded purchaser: "Unexcelled opportunity to create a self-supporting memorial museum."

One of Manhattan's most mysterious citizens, aging (66), ailing Frank Costello, commonly termed a...

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